Mumbai, India, October 29, 2014: Quikr, India’s number one online classifieds company, today joined hands with Microsoft to launch the Quikr app on the Windows Phone Store. Through this strategic partnership Quikr and Microsoft have worked closely to make the design appealing to users of the Windows platform and thereby bring the power of the Quikr classifieds marketplace to Windows Phone users.
The app comes equipped with open source software stack that has been used to build the backend while the front-end of the app has been built using native SDKs. This technology makes the performance of the app, fast and user friendly. This app is aimed at reaching out to a wider audience of smart phone users offering them the convenience of trading online.
The salient features of the Quikr app for Windows are:
- Automatic detection of user’s location to show him ads from his city.
- Posting Category based adverts –Users can simply click a photograph using their Windows smart phone and post ads for free under categories such as phones, home and lifestyle, cars/bikes in less than a minute.
- Search to browse simple – User can search for products in various categories. User can further get a more accurate match by using price, brand, and other product specific filters.
- Buyers and sellers can contact each other using app over phone, email, and messaging. User can also easily share ads over chat and social networks.
Commenting on the launch of the app, Pranay Chulet, CEO and Founder of Quikr says, “With over 1 crore listings on our platform, the Quikr app can now be accessed by Windows Phone users who can buy, sell or rent with greater convenience, ease and simplicity. Quikr’s platform is the perfect matchmaker of buyer with seller. We are delighted to launch the Quikr app on the Windows Phone operating system.”
Commenting on this association, Navdeep Manaktala, Head Applications & Developer Ecosystem at Microsoft India says, “Mobile internet has enabled the growth of e-commerce at a phenomenal rate in India and offers service providers and consumers a convenient platform to engage on, anytime, anywhere. Quikr has been at the forefront of this growth and the new Windows Phone app will further simplify the process of online trading for customers on the go, offering them a great experience.”
The Quikr app is also available on multiple operating systems including Android, iOS and Java. The app has been downloaded by over 10 million users.